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May 2024

Book Discussion – Canary GirlsExpired

Pick up your copy of Canary Girls by Jennifer Chiaverini, and join us to share your thoughts! Interested in conversation and interaction? Join the Independence Public Library to discuss Canary Girls by Jennifer Chiaverini, a novel about women who risked their lives building bombs in Britain’s arsenals during World War I. Enjoy refreshments and share…
20 May
6:30 pm
Independence Public Library
805 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644

Writer’s Group

Like to write? Bring your work to this monthly writing workshop and get support and ideas from fellow writers. Join the Independence Area Writer’s Group at the Independence Public Library for a monthly writing workshop to get support and ideas from other writers and have time to free write. Whether you write fiction, short stories,…
21 May
6:00 pm
Independence Public Library
805 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644

Story Time

Join story time for fun, reading, and rhymes! Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Have fun at the Independence Public Library with rhymes, stories, and movements while developing early literacy skills. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.
23 May
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Independence Public Library
805 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644

The Great Fire of 1874

In honor of the 150th anniversary, Judy Olsen details the events and the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1874 in downtown Independence. In the early morning hours of May 25, 1874, citizens of Independence were awakened to the cries of “Fire! Fire!” As volunteer firefighters rushed to the scene, flames spread north and south,…
23 May
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Independence Public Library
805 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644

Dungeons & Dragons*

Teens ages 12-18 join forces in worlds of swords and sorcery This fantastical role-playing game is centered on storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery. Teens ages 12-18 work together solving puzzles and combatting monsters while exploring a dark dungeon, a ruined castle, or a lava-filled cavern without ever leaving the library! Snacks provided. *Registration…
26 May
1:00 pm
Independence Public Library
805 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644

Story Time

Join story time for fun, reading, and rhymes! Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Have fun at the Independence Public Library with rhymes, stories, and movements while developing early literacy skills. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.
30 May
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Independence Public Library
805 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644
June 2024

Caregiver Support Group

“Alzheimer’s Association support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. All caregivers caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia are…
19 Jun
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Independence Public Library
805 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644
July 2024

Caregiver Support Group

“Alzheimer’s Association support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. All caregivers caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia are…
17 Jul
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Independence Public Library
805 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644
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